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  • When: January 4, 2012 @ 3:17pm
  • Where: Sheraton Downtown Los Angeles, 711 South Hope Street, Los Angeles CA
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2012 Community Leaders Reception (CLR)

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What are the issues today that can inspire and bring together the diverse segments of the API community? What are leaders and activists from different backgrounds doing to advance the interests of the API community? What should APIs be thinking about and working on right now and what tools are at our disposal? These are just a few of the topics our distinguished panel of experts will be covering in this year's theme, "Next Steps: The Future Direction of the Asian American Community."

Save the date for this exciting event which combines a networking reception together with inspirational speakers on fascinating and important topics affecting the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Our CLR last year was a huge success with over 450 people in attendance.

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Sheraton Downtown Los Angeles Hotel
711 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles, California 90017

Appetizers and refreshments will be provided. A cash bar will also be available.
Roundtable Panelists include:

Jay Chen, School Board Member, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
Kathay Feng, Executive Director, California Common Cause
Hyepin Im, CEO, Korean Churches for Community Development
Bill Imada, Chairman and CEO of IW Group
Chancee Martorell, Executive Director, Thai Community Development Center
Teddy Zee, Producer & Entertainment Executive


Premium members: $10 w/pre-registration
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Non-members: $15 w/pre-registration
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At-Door: $20 for all

Hotel Valet and Self-Parking Available

Dress code: Business professional/business casual only

For more information, please visit or contact George Yin, Director of Community Relations, at

Confirmed VIP Guests and Community Partner Organizations (Partial List):

Elected Officials/Dignitaries
The Honorable John Chiang, California State Controller
The Honorable Mike Eng, California State Assemblyman, 49th District
The Honorable Stephen Sham, Councilman, City of Alhambra
The Honorable Steven Ly, Councilman, City of Rosemead
The Honorable Henry Lo, Board Clerk, Garvey School District
The Honorable Peter Yao, Chair, California Redistricting Commission
Deputy Chief Terry Hara, Los Angeles Police Department
Daisy Ma, District Director, Office of Assemblyman Mike Eng
EunSook Lee, Senior Field Deupty, Office of Congresswoman Karen Bass
Mike Fong, East Area Director, Office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Community and Corporate Partners
Daniel Kim, Executive Director, Monterey Park Chamber of Commerce
Eddie Wada, Chairman, Asian Business League
Ed Lew, President, Organization of Chinese Americans - Greater Los Angeles Area (OCA-GLA)
Ed Sung, President, Asian Pacific American Bar Association - Los Angeles (APABA-LA)
Henry Zhou, Chair, HSBC Asian Pacific Islander Committee
Janice Huang, Account Supervisor, IW Group
Jessica Yang, President, Taiwanese American Professionals - LA Chapter
Jilly Canziares, Executive Director, Filipino American Arts & Culture (FilAmARTS)
Joe Park, Owner, Blended Events
Karin Lin, Senior Compliance Analyst, City National Bank
Martin Mai, Marketing and Outreach Associate, Asian Pacific Community Fund
Mary Shearin, Diversity and Inclusion, Union Bank
Mino Tran, Senior Vice President - Tax, City National Bank
Nikun Khoongumjorn, President, Thai Association of Southern California
Paulina Hong, Development Director, Asian American Drug Abuse Program
Ron Wong, President & CEO, Imprenta Communications
Semee Park, Director, Asian Pacific American Legislative Staff Network (APALS)
Tisa Jackson, VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Union Bank
Tony Choi, Associate Vice President, City National Bank
Tram Le, Community Bridges Program Manager, Ford Amphitheatre

What is APEX?

The Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan community based organization with multifaceted goals and purposes that are charitable, cultural and educational in nature. Established in 1993, APEX currently boasts an e-community membership of 10,000 members. Contact us